Can you believe that Halloween is already tomorrow?! If you have been too busy catching up with life and other things that you didn’t realize you haven’t come up with a costume yet, don’t worry!
A very simple and bewitching solution is none other than the DIY mask.
The great thing about masks? It’s not just for Halloween- you can use it for costume parties anytime of the year, Mardi Gras, or if intricate enough, to a fancy masquerade ball!
For the most part, you don’t have to buy supplies or spend a lot of money to create your mask. Be creative and look for things you no longer use at home that you can reuse . I scoured my craft bins and found tools and pieces that I could incorporate, I did not spend any money at all.
SUPPLIES & TIPS
*Templates of masks can be found online for free. Google is your best friend.
*Cardboard or thick paper. I used a piece of an Amazon shipping box we were about to recycle.
*Scissors for cutting shape of your mask. I would not recommend a box cutter. I tried it, and almost cut myself. Ouch.
*Adhesive to secure decorative accents. This can be superglue, jewelry glue, glue stick, glue gun, glue dots, basically anything that has the word “glue”. Also consider double-sided tape for a cleaner look.
*Pretty Paper– tissue paper, a page from a magazine or catalog, used gift or shopping bag. You can use the paper to cover the cardboard template of your mask. I reused tissue paper from a previous birthday party.
*Decorative pieces– feathers, sequins, glitter, lace, jewels, whatever you have that you can glue on your mask. I found some leftover peacock feathers from my last jewelry making project, and teal capiz shells from a broken bracelet.
*String to secure mask. You can also use a stick or straw for a handheld mask style.
In a little less than an hour, this is what I created and you can as well.